Jones says his city budget proposal reflects city's growth
The Daily Progress Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 10 p.m.
Seven years after coming into his role as the city’s top management official during a time of national economic duress, Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones has proposed a fiscal year budget that includes the largest single-year increase for revenues and expenditures during his tenure.
Anticipating a budget increase of $9.6 million, the proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1 comes to $171,619,374. The proposed budget reflects a 6 percent increase from the current year’s budget.
“I think the local economy is very strong right now,” Jones said. “We’ve seen this uptick over the course of the last few years or so. We’ve talked about it each year, saying we’re cautiously optimistic, and now we’re seeing that really take hold.”
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